Jane Drennan comes to the Bibb County School District from Rochester Public Schools where she served for more than 20 years and was most recently principal of George W. Gibbs, Jr. Elementary School. She also served a teacher in grades 3-6, a Curriculum Associate, and principal of two other elementary schools: Riverside Central Elementary and Holmes Elementary Schools.
The Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning provides leadership in developing, coordinating, implementing, and maintaining the best possible educational programs and services for the students of Bibb County. This position leads, guides, and directs staff members involved in teaching and learning to set and achieve the highest standards of excellence so that each individual student may be provided with a complete, valuable, meaningful, and rewarding education.
Ms. Drennan coordinates, directs, and supervises the programs and activities involved in Teaching and Learning; supervises, directs, and manages the development, implementation and evaluation of curriculum and instructional services in all instructional areas (Pre-K-12); supervises, directs, and manages the selection of textbooks and instructional materials for all grades and subjects; and evaluates the effectiveness of all Teaching and Learning programs, facilities, curriculum, materials/supplies, etc., and recommends changes as necessary.
"Teaching and learning is at the heart of any thriving school system, and I am excited to be a member of a community and organization that supports a core belief that all students can and will learn! Just as teaching and learning is at the heart of any thriving school system, a high quality school system is at the heart of a thriving community," Ms. Drennan says. "In order for our students to be successful, adults must grow and learn in their craft of nurturing and instructing students, and we must collaboratively build on existing strengths and eliminate obstacles to student success. I am committed to upholding the conditions that make this possible in Bibb County and I am eager for us to begin this journey together."
In Rochester, Ms. Drennan planned and implemented the first school-wide Title I program and the first all-day, every-day kindergarten program. She opened the district's two newest elementary schools, beginning with working with the architects on the design to building a positive culture for learning and student achievement. She has also done Reading First staff development grant work with the University of Minnesota and worked with Newcomer Centers for immigrant students at the elementary level.
Ms. Drennan holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, a Master of Science in Education, and an Education Specialist Certification from Winona State University in Winona, Minn.